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- posted Oct 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Years of enduring flooding, and rebuilding, are etched in Snoqualmie’s downtown neighborhood. Residents who’ve been here more than a few years can point to the lines on the wall that mark high water. Locals anticipate the areas that flood first. And the city firefighters have the warning system down to a science. “We know floods,” says Snoqualmie Fire Chief Bob Rowe. “That’s one thing Snoqualmie is known for.”
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Join the Where Cows Meet Clams team for a zombie-hobbit-fairy event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Girl Scout Camp River Ranch near Carnation. Search for clues about the connections between the forest, salmon streams and Puget Sound, as part of a project linking working farms and forests with the larger watershed down to Puget Sound.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Record traces its roots back to the North Bend Post, which started operations in the Tanner district east of North Bend on October 16, 1913, published by B.N. Kennedy. Older fragments of the newspaper exist, but the earliest extant copy, scanned into microfilm at the North Bend Library, is from March 2, 1917.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 12:47 PM
As Washington voters cast ballots in the 2013 General Election, thousands of students in grades K-12 will get their chance to vote in the Washington state Mock Election. In the Valley, eighth grade students at Twin Falls Middle School will be taking part.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51 PM
As a former Hospital employee, I can affirm firsthand the Snoqualmie Valley has greatly benefited from Hospital District Commissioner Kevin Hauglie and President Dick Jones’ brilliant —I would call it courageous—leadership these past six years. They have helped transform the then-struggling hospital into a thriving 21st century healthcare institution, well suited to the personality of the Valley and able to meet its growing needs well into the future.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 12:52 PM
In next week’s election, the citizens of the Snoqualmie Valley have the chance to elect Dariel Norris, a highly qualified long-time local resident to position 2 on the board of commissioners of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:03 PM
In a conversation last week, I asked the question, “Who doesn’t want much better education for our kids?” One response: “I know people who are satisfied with the way it is now, or whose kids are graduated and don’t care anymore, or who don’t expect a return on district investment with the present administration and school board.”
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06 PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby for Snoqualmie Valley School District school board. As a group, we have worked for many years in the front offices of our district, elementary, middle and high schools. Serving our communities’ children has been both a joy and a privilege. We are dedicated to their safety, well-being and academic achievement, and take pride in the quality of education our schools provide them.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:07 PM
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988: Once again, the growth is concerning. The massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal looms over Snoqualmie, and now a similar package is under similar study at North Bend. Frederick Peterson of Wahluke Farms last week submitted a 975-acre annexation request for land south of the city, extending to Wilderness Rim, which could encompass 2,700 homes.
- posted Oct 31, 2013 at 1:32 PM
Prince and princess on Monday, David Butler and Sami Kieffer were king and queen by Friday, enjoying royal status for a single weekend. The crowns came as a nice surprise for the pair, the 2013 Mount Si homecoming queen and king, who took the recognition at halftime last Friday, Oct. 25, with smiles, then went to the next night’s dance as a royal couple. “I don’t think we expected it,” Keiffer said of the recognition.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson is seeking his third term as mayor, and has a race on his hands this fall. Larson is opposed by Ed Pizzuto in the general election. Below, Larson, a former council member and planning commission member who moved to the Ridge in 1998 and took on full-time mayoral duties in his first term, answered questions about his vision and the city's needs.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Irene A. Hallowell, 90, of North Bend, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Issaquah. Irene moved to Snoqualmie Falls in 1943. During World War II, she worked for Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., pulling lumber on the green chain. She was also a school bus driver for many years.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, will focus on health care reform. Speaker Jay Rodne, State Representative for the Fifth Legislative District, will discuss the Affordable Care Act.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM
As a retired math/science teacher from Mount Si High School, I appreciate Heather Munden championing many educational issues during her campaign for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has the most children per capita of any King County city or town.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM
King County Public Hospital District No. 4 sees a second contested race this fall. Sitting commissioner for position 2, Dick Jones of Carnation is challenged by Preston resident Dariel Norris. Below, Jones and Norris weigh in on district’s challenges and their vision for local health care, answering five questions from the Record.
- posted Nov 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM
In a tight economy, the Si View Metropolitan Parks District has twice successfully gone to its voters to preserve its funding. This year is no different, in that Si View has a Prop. 1 on the ballot, but in terms of what Si View returns on that investment, it’s already been a lot different. “Have we expanded? Well, we really just refined what we currently run,” says Executive Director Travis Stombaugh. “We don’t have more offerings, but we serve more people. Each program has gotten bigger and bigger.”
- posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM
The school year is well underway, and our staff and students have settled into a productive and focused routine of teaching and learning. As a school system, we are striving to provide for our students the best educational experience possible. We are working to build upon past successes to make our schools even better. Our top priorities this year center on a number of major initiatives that will further improve our schools:
- posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM
With forecasters predicting a hard winter, homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a disaster. But insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.
- posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:44 AM
The Snoqualmie Valley Record, 100 years old in 2013, took on new energy in 1996, when a local family, Jim and Karen McKiernan, purchased the paper from long-time publishers Bob Scott and the Buchman family. Here, Jim McKiernan looks back on his 12 years at the helm of the paper, through some of the biggest changes this Valley ever saw.
- posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM
It is always a pleasure to work with Kevin Hauglie. He is responsive and cares deeply about his community and the people he serves. He is deeply rooted in this community and serves in roles as a businessman, family man, and responsible commissioner.
- posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM
On behalf of the membership of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley, I want to extend our thanks to those who participated in the candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Freshman Campus. Rotary exists to promote the ideal of “service above self.” So, we see great value in an event like this, where voters have the opportunity to talk face to face with those who will represent them in their government. Dick Ryon’s effort in organizing made this event possible, and he was able to do so on very short notice. He did an excellent job.
- posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM— updated Nov 5, 2013 at 8:53 AM
He grew up in the business, but John Groshell never had printer’s ink in his veins, like his father. Maybe seeing how many printers had lost a finger or two during their careers—one of the presses was called the hand-snapper, after all—is what cooled his enthusiasm, or the challenge of writing something every week. Certainly it wasn’t sporty enough for the future golf pro, teacher, and now owner of the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.
- posted Nov 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Pondering how to prepare for a disaster can often be overwhelming. So, a good way to tackle emergency preparedness is to break down the various steps into weekly assignments that families can easy tackle over a month or so. Here are easy ways to get your family ready for a disaster, in four steps, based on information from FEMA and the American Red Cross.
- posted Nov 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM
There are two things we can count on in the winter – cold weather and stuffy or runny noses. Winter is prime time for spreading diseases since more people are staying indoors and spreading germs to others. The common cold and influenza are prevalent in the winter months. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid getting sick.
- posted Nov 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM
It is most interesting that a small group of extremists cannot accept that the majority of our country’s citizens do not share their point of view. Our President was elected twice by popular vote. If he was the product of a monarchy, he would have been born a prince, and his father or mother a king or queen. Demonizing him at every turn does not further your cause.